Dog Friendly Activities in Pennsylvania

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Pennsylvania, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Knoebels Amusement Resort
Knoebels Amusement Resort Make new memories the old fashioned way with classic roller coasters, kid-friendly rides, swimming, camping, golf and attractions for the whole family! Well-behaved pets are permitted at the dog-friendly Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, PA, but owners will be responsible for controlling and cleaning up after them. Pets must be leashed or in a carrier at all times. The are not allowed on most of the rides but are welcome to ride the train. Park reserves the right to ask guests with pets to leave the park if policy is not adhered to. Admission and parking are free. Tickets or wristbands must be purchased to ride. See Details
Pet Friendly Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway Ride the rails into the beautiful Lehigh Gorge State Park with the dog-friendly Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway in Jim Thorpe, PA. Old style diesel-powered train with passenger coaches from the 1920s will bring you and Fido on a 16-mile roundtrip train ride lasts about one hour. Mountain vistas, trackside streams and flowing rivers, and fellow adventurers enjoying hiking, biking and white water rafting are just a few of the visual delights you'll see. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. See Details
Gettysburg National Military Park Leashed dogs are allowed to visit the outside portions of the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, PA. Probably the most famous American battlefield, Gettysburg marked the turning point in the Civil War. Later, President Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address here. The battlefield consists of Auto Touring, walking and you can get tapes or CDs to guide you on your tour. Please note that dogs are not allowed into buildings or the cemetery. See Details
The Amish Farm and House The Amish Farm and House is dog-friendly, as are some of the tours (bus tour, house tour, and farm tour), provided Fido is on a leash. Opened nearly 60 years ago, The Amish Farm and House has hosted travelers from around the world visiting Lancaster County. Experience Lancaster County’s Premier Amish Attraction with our farm and house tours. See Details
Peddler's Village Peddler's Village is a unique shopping experience located just outside of New Hope. Here you will find shops of all sorts housed in buildings designed to look like a charming country village. Many of the shops welcome pups, and you will find plenty of benches to relax on when you need a bit of a break. There are currently no pet-friendly restaurant patios at Peddler's Village, but you can get your food to go and enjoy the peaceful scenery. Dogs must be leashed at all times, and humans must clean up after their pups. See Details
Polk Valley Dog Park Located adjacent to Polk Valley Park, this 1+ acre Dog Park features separate areas for small and large dogs and seating for dog owners. The Dog Park is open year round from dawn to dusk and each person may bring up to two dogs into the park at a time. All dogs must be spayed or neutered. Dog owners are liable for any injury or damage caused by their animals. Please use designated parking areas in Polk Valley Park, parking on grass or along park roads is prohibited. See Details
Abe's Buggy Rides Travel through Amish and Mennonite country in an authentic Amish buggy on a private tour with Abe's Buggy Rides, located in Bird in Hand, PA. Dog-friendly tours range in time and distance, staring at 20 minutes. Some tours include a stop at an Amish home or a Mennonite craft store and bake shop. See Details
Beau's Dream Dog Park at Buchanan Park Beau's Dream Dog Park at Buchanan Park in Lancaster, PA, is a hit with many of the locals. There is a small and large dog area, both with splash pads, a tunnel on the small dog side, and a tennis ball tree that launches tennis balls on the large dog side. See Details
Wissahickon Valley Park The Wissahickon Valley Park is dog-friendly! Wissahickon features more than fifty miles of rugged hiking trails winding through dense forests, open meadows, and shaded creeks. Fido can explore the entirety of the Park on a leash no longer than six feet. Wissahickon Valley Park is open from 6am to 11pm, daily. See Details
Mountain View Vineyard, Winery, Brewery & Distillery Mountain View Vineyard, Winery, Brewery & Distillery is a dog-friendly winery and vineyard in Stroudsburg, PA. Your leashed dog is welcome to join you at a table with umbrellas on the outdoor patio. Try their Bliss Dry white wine, Wild Mountain Rose Semi-Dry Blush, or 100 Proof Original Shine while you're visiting! See Details
Vynecrest Vineyards & Winery Vynecrest Vineyards & Winery is a dog-friendly winery in Breinigsville, PA. Leashed Fido is welcome to join you at a table with an umbrella on the outdoor patio. There are bands every weekend along with food trucks. The winery serves wine flights, slushies, charcuterie boards, and light snacks. See Details
Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive) The Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive) is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Philadelphia! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center offers an 18.5-mile network of trails for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders to enjoy throughout the year. Bushkill Creek, running through the park, is stocked and provides excellent trout fishing. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Due to the use of the park by hunters, non-hunters should wear blaze orange during hunting seasons. See Details
Ricketts Glen State Park Ricketts Glen State Park is pet-friendly. You and your leashed dog are welcome to explore the 20 waterfalls that are located along Falls Trail. The biggest waterfall is 80-feet in height. The trail is closed from roughly late October through mid-April each year. Dogs must be on a leash and all mess should be cleaned up after them. See Details
Starlight Drive-In Starlight Drive-In is dog-friendly! Fido can join their owners at the movies, as long as they are kept quiet and on a leash when outside the vehicle. Owners are asked to clean up after their pets. The Drive-In is open seasonally, April through October, weekends only in spring and fall, and seven nights a week during peak season, which is Memorial Day through Labor Day. Gates open one to two hours ahead of show times, depending on the time of year. Dog owners can check out its recording or Facebook for exact times. See Details
Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area The dog-friendly, 1,025-acre Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area in Harrisburg, PA, straddles Blue Mountain and is the habitat of large trees of numerous species. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails, as long as they are cleaned up after. The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. See Details
Settlers Cabin Park Fido is welcome to join you at Settlers Cabin Park, a dog-friendly open space in Pittsburgh, PA. Encompassing 1,610 acres in Collier, North Fayette and Robinson townships, this park is the ideal place for a casual stroll or adventurous woodland hike. Waterfall Trail is an easy to moderate trail which is suitable for the whole family. The hike begins at the Waterfall Trail/Off Leash Dog Park parking lot and the trailhead entrance is located between two stacked stone piles and marked with a sign and green blazes. For an all-day outing on a moderate to difficult route, pack a lunch and set out for 7.75 mile journey along Red Trail. Park at the Panhandle Connector lot where the trailhead marker is underneath the large tree at the corner of the parking lot. See Details
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is pet-friendly. Showcasing an early American industrial landscape from natural resource extraction to enlightened conservation, the park's 848 acres and historic structures illustrate the business, technology and lifestyle of the past. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the pet-friendly trails around the historic buildings. Hopewell Furnace is open year round Wednesday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm. During summer season, the park is open every day of the week from 9am to 5pm. See Details
Riverside Drive In Bring Fido to see a movie at Riverside Drive In! Dogs must be on a leash and under control at all times. They must be cleaned up after and are not allowed in the concession stand. Admission is $8 for visitors over the age of twelve and $4 for visitors ages six through eleven. Dog owners can check Riverside Drive In's official website for operating hours and information on what movies are showing. See Details
John Rudy Park There is an off-leash dog park here called Canine Meadows. It has three enclosed areas for small and large dogs. See Details
Natural Lands Stroud Preserve Natural Lands Stroud Preserve is a dog-friendly area in West Chester, PA, that consists of 571 acres of culturally and ecologically important land in Chester County. This rolling mosaic of once-pastured grasslands, working farmlands, and woodlands now serves as wildlife habitat and a unique site for research by the Stroud Water Research Center, one of the premier stream research labs in North America. The Stroud Preserve boasts more than nine miles of hiking trails. Dogs are welcome but must be on-leash at all times and owners must pick up after them. Open from dawn until dusk. See Details
Shippensburg Township Dog Park Shippensburg Township Dog Park has two sides -- one for dogs 35 lbs and under and another for dogs over 35 lbs. There is a water foundation, benches, double gated entry, and fence all the way around the perimeter. See Details
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Dogs are permitted if on a leash. They must be kept on the trails, away from trees and out of landscaped areas, including the pond. Owners must clean up and properly dispose of pet waste by removing it from the premises. Three miles of groomed trails with a one-mile ADA-accessible trail. Off-road strollers and leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Roba Family Farms Pumpkin Patch Roba Family Farms opens their gates to dogs and their owners from September 13 to November 3. Families and friends gather together amidst the beauty of autumn’s finest colors to enjoy a day on the farm. The attractions, special events, and delicious eats make this patch worth a visit with your pooch. Dogs are welcome to enjoy the Marvelous Mutts show and the corn maze. The patch operating hours are 10am to 7pm and Friday to Saturday from 10am to 10pm. See Details